Today we’re called to remember the evil done to Jewish people those years ago;
Many people will ignore this call to consider what happened then, do they know?
too occupied in planning their own schedule for today
too busy doing their own important things, they say
too concerned about their success and entertainment and fame
too overwhelmed with bad news from around the world, more of the same
Too self-centered to care
to forgetful about prayer
This official day is a call for each of us to acknowledge
where we are in our own attitude and action.
Pray for the lost, the neglected, the persecuted, too.
Pray for the world leaders who are messing up what they could do.
Pray for repentance, owning up to our own sin.
Pray for God’s message to be welcomed within.
Pray for truth to be known.
Pray for love to be shown.
by Elaine Hardt ©2017